History of Cedars Park

Cedars Park has a very rich history as the former site of Theobalds Palace, a stately home and grand palace.

In years past, Theobalds - pronounced "Tibbles" at that time - accommodated many important people, including Earls, Dukes, a Chancellor of the Exchequer, and European nobility. The house's most notable residents are Queen Elizabeth I, who stayed there on at least fifteen occasions under the care of Sirs William and Robert Cecil in the 16th century, and King James I, who exchanged Hatfield House with Sir Robert Cecil in 1607 and heavily expanded Theobalds' buildings and gardens to create a palace.


Key People

Theobalds Square

Ghost Stories

Relations with the USA